Press Release: World Summit on the Information Society up for ten-year review in WSIS+10 high-level meeting

Report assessing achievements of WSIS targets shows mixed results

Geneva, 10 June 2014 – A high level meeting opened today to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which was held in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005. Policy-makers, including Government Ministers and leaders from civil society, academia, business, and international organizations will focus attention on implementation of the outcomes of the Summit for next year’s ten-year review during the WSIS+10 High-level Event that kicks off today.

With special attention to developing countries, ten targets were adopted at WSIS with the aim of encouraging connectivity in villages, schools, libraries, post offices, national archives and governments, as well as adapting school curricula to meet the challenges of the information society, support the development of multilingualism and content on the Internet, and ensure ICT access to more than half of the world’s inhabitants.

For full text see:
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/32.aspx

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